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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday, September 18
    Dutchess Heritage Talk
    Talk by Philip Otterness, author of Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York, followed by reception. $15 at door; kids under 16 free. $10 pre-order at dchistorical@verizon.net or 845 471-1630. Phone: 845-758-1920. Email: redhookhistory@gmail.com. Url: http://redhookhistory.com.

  • Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Vassar Bros. Diamond Gala
    At FDR Library and Museum. Starts at 6pm. For info call VBMC Foundation. Phone: 845-790-9360. Email: vbmcfdn@health-quest.org. Url: http://health-quest.org/VBMCFoundation.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Farmland Cycling Tour
    Pedal through rolling Dutchess & Columbia countryside. Water stations, fresh donuts, cider and apples. Bring bike, helmet, appropriate clothing & water. Bike techs on site. Riders under 18 require an adult. Ride is limited to first 300 cyclists who register. 9am for 45-mile riders; 9:30am for 25-mile riders; 10am for 10-mile riders. Free. Phone: 845-473-4440x273. Email: aconeski@scenichudson.org. Url: http://scenichudson.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Reception, The Spirit Within
    Reception for Kevin Conklin oil paintings & Graeme Leaf photographs. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Saturday, September 20
    Country BBQ & Square Dance
    Fundraiser for Cornell Coop. programs. Come as you are or dress Western! Chicken BBQ starts 6pm; dancing 7pm. Adv. tickets $25/$15. Phone: 845-677-8223 x115. Email: cak97@cornell.edu. Url: http://ccedutchess.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Science on the River
    Nature talk & activities for general audience. 2–5pm; free. Phone: 845-889-4745x109. Email: jgherrin@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Url: http://nerrs.noaa.gov/HudsonRiver/.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Peterson Piano Demo Day
    Sign up for free 20-min piano lesson. Learn a calypso song! Refreshments! All ages; all day. Phone: 845-758-2225. Email: karenpeterson@frontiernet.net.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Hudson Valley Apple Festival
    Old style family fun with kids' games, face-painting, haybale maze, music and crafts, apple crate derby, chain saw carver, & more! Starts 9am; fireworks at 7:15pm. Organized by G'town Lions Club. Phone: 518-537-6687x301. Email: hudsonvalleyapplefestival@gmail.com. Url: http://hudsonvalleyapplefestival.com .

  • Saturday, September 20
    Sistema Side by Side Orchestra
    Young musicians from Massachusetts in concert honoring José Abreu, founder of El Sistema, the program from Venezuela that brings about social change through music. 3pm. Free: reservations req'd. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, September 20
    The Ten Thousand Things
    Five John Cage pieces composed from 1953 to 1946. Program presented by John Cage Trust. 8pm. $30. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Hardscrabble Day
    Annual all-day Red Hook Village festival. Vendors, flea market, food, and fabulous music at 6:30 by rock & roll Hall of Famer Gregg Rolie (presently on tour with Ringo Starr). Email: info@hardscrabbleday.org. Url: http://hardscrabbleday.org.

  • Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21
    Charles Atlas, Filmmaker
    Screenings of work by the pioneer film/videomaker at. Hudson Opera House in partnership with Seond Ward & Luhring Augustine Gallery. Noon–5pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Turning 2012
    A 78-minute musical documentary featuring award-winning tour of the live multi-media performance concert by Antony and the Johnsons. $15/$12. 8pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour
    Tour the mansion w/costumed guides & learn about the intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century (though not Ruth & Ogden Mills). Advance registration req. $15/$13. At 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Little Red Schoolhouse Open House
    Learn about the 1845 historic one-room school. Program to include student musical performance. Reservations requested. No fee but donations appreciated. 1–3pm. Email: Patsyc97@AOL.com. Url: http://townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Beauty and the Beast
    National Marionette Series. 2pm. $6/$4. Phone: 518-828-4181x3326. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Mannes Hot Shots
    Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar concert featuring performances and works by students of Maestro Terry Champlin. $10. 3pm. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Walk With Pride
    Organized by Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. Rotary Park at Kingston Point. On-site registration starts 9:30am. Phone: 845-331-5300. Email: communications@lgbtqcenter.org. Url: http://LGBTQCenter.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    We Are All Going in Different Directions
    Part of "Branches": new project at Bard named after one of John Cage's later works, curated by So Percussion. On Day 2 of John Cage Weekend. 3pm. $25. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

The Atwater Gallery, located above the Rhinebeck Artist's Shop in Rhinebeck, is a beautiful light-filled exhibition space showing changing exhibits of professional, quality modern art from the Hudson Valley and beyond.

56 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-4922

4200 sq. ft. multi dealer antique center. Antiques, primitives, vintage. 7 days. Surrounded by other interesting shops.

10 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-1403

1845 Federal style house in the village of Rhinebeck. Stroll to shops, restaurants, and cinema. Five elegantly-furnished guest rooms with private baths, air conditioning, gourmet breakfast, with homemade delicacies. Complimentary refreshments.

6487 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-4133

Let me be your Home Personal Shopper, I can open every door & every listing, in the area—guiding you through the home buying process with 100% commitment 100% of the time. A Buyer’s Market deserves a 100% Buyer’s Real Estate Agency. Speak with Harvey Brown or email him, meet either upstate or in NYC, visit our website, connecting city and country living.

845-876-3502 or 212-228-6705

Taste the difference. We provide high quality food and catering with attention to detail and exquisite presentation. Seasonal fresh, local ingredients used. Call to discuss your upcoming event.

One E. Market St., Red Hook
845-758-9030

Conservatory-trained pianist (Oberlin, B. Mus. Piano Performance) offers instruction at her Milan studio, ages 5 & up. FALL SPECIAL: four 30-minute lessons for $100. FREE 20-minute lessons on Demo Day (9/20), call ahead.

86 St. Paul Rd., Milan
845-758-2225

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.

Elizaville
845-756-2788

The Augustine Nursery has been creating landscapes of distinction throughout the Hudson Valley for 40 years. We specialize in larger scale, estate-grade trees and plants that you simply won’t find at the typical garden variety nurseries in the area.

9W & Van Kleecks Ln., Kingston
845-338-4936

Simplify your process! Maximize quality and efficiency. We offer fully integrated services, design, consulting, and construction for your landscape and home. Completely insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. All types of carpentry, additions, renovations, roofing, decks, etc. Free estimates, fully insured. Call for appointment. See also “ Lawn & Landscape.

518-537-5526

A 185-acre farm in our family since 1916. Come pick plump pumpkins and many varieties of apples, Enjpy your own lunch at an orchard picnic table. then visit our rustic farm stand for a colroful array of fruits and vegetables—all grown right here. Weekends 10am–6pm. Off Rte. 9, four miles north of Red Hook light. More on website.

15 Scism Road, Tivoli
845-756-5641

Ann Lombardozzi C.P.E. and daughter Michelle Lombardozzi-Strollo have over 30 years combined experience. Computerized equipment thermyolosis, electrolysis and blend methods. Disposable needles used. Gender friendly. CDC sterilization methods. Electrolysis—the only method of permanent hair removal.

22 E. Market St., #201, Rhinebeck
845-876-4878

I am fully committed to providing a high level of service aimed at successfully buying or selling your house or land at a satisfactory price, in the shortest time possible, and with the least hassle. My website provides instant access to region-wide MLS listings and municipal property data. Contact me anytime; I welcome the opportunity to serve you anywhere in the AboutTown region.

Red Hook
845-532-1204

An architectural firm founded in 1971 with offices in Dutchess County and New York City, providing contemporary, award-winning site-specific residential designs: new houses, additions, renovations and interiors. See our website and/or call for brochure.

116 West 72 St. 16th floor, New York

Brand development. Strategies. Integrated marketing programs. Advertising, graphic design, web & SEO, and social media integration. If you’re serious about growing your business, contact me directly for a no-obligation consultation to see if there may be a good fit. We’ll transform your business for greater success!

845-548-4872

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